Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for Schumer said in a statement.

According to Schumer's office, the majority leader is fully vaccinated and is experiencing mild symptoms, and will quarantine this week and work remotely.

“As a part of his regular testing regimen, Leader Schumer received a positive test result for COVID-19,” Justin Goodman, a spokesman for Schumer, said in a statement. “The Leader is fully vaccinated and double boosted, and has very mild symptoms. He greatly appreciates the protection the vaccine has provided him and encourages everyone to test regularly and get vaccinated and boosted."

Schumer's office says any updates to the Senate floor schedule will be announced as the week goes on.

“Consistent with the CDC guidance, Leader Schumer will quarantine this week and work remotely," Goodman said. "Anyone who knows Leader Schumer knows that even if he’s not physically in the Capitol, through virtual meetings and his trademark flip phone he will continue with his robust schedule and remain in near constant contact with his colleagues."


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